Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > History > The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular-Nationalism in India
Displaying 4511 of 4700         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular-Nationalism in India
The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular-Nationalism in India
Description
From the Jacket :

Secular-nationalism, as the hitherto ruling ideology of the postcolonial Indian state and elite, represents a specific, historically constituted, ideological configuration. The 1980s witnessed the explosion of what is loosely called 'identity politics' and with it a crisis in the ideology. This book is the first to explicitly examine this.

With the emergence of new political assertions like feminism and Dalit politics on the one hand, and the rise of Hindu nationalism and other sectarian tendencies on the other. Nehruvian secular-nationalism revealed some of its deeply problematic features. Nigam argues that moments of crises have revealed tht its latent assumptions are fundamentally Hindu. Further, its quest for a homogeneous national culture has led it, like other universalisms, to privilege the dominant and marginalize minority cultures.

The book takes a closer look at the phenomenon of the 'opportunism' of minority cultures - in the Indian context, the Dalit and the Muslim - and suggests that this might be the consequence of nationalism itself, especially of postcolonial nationalisms. For it is nationalism, in fact, which produces the 'minority problem' in the first place.

Therefore, the book suggests that there is a need to think beyond the nation and conceive more modern political communities Lucid in its analysis with an originality that borders on the startling, this elegantly argued volume will appeal to teachers, students and academics of politics, history, and sociology; activists of anti communal as well as Left movements; besides an informed general audience.

About the Author :

Aditya Nigam is Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
Introduction1
1.Nationalism, Democracy, and the Postcolonial World36
2.National and Infranationalisms Secular-Nationalism comes Apart85
3.Antinomies of Secularism: The Indian Career of the Concept139
4.The Impossible Nation: The Modern 'Indian' Self in Search of History176
5.Secularism, Modernity, Nation : An Epistemology of the Dalit Critique222
6.Secularism the Marxist Way: 'High' Theory and 'Low' Practice258
Conclusion305
Bibliography328
Index343

The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular-Nationalism in India

Item Code:
IDF080
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN:
0195676068
Language:
English
Size:
8.6" X 5.7"
Pages:
361
Price:
$39.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular-Nationalism in India

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3941 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket :

Secular-nationalism, as the hitherto ruling ideology of the postcolonial Indian state and elite, represents a specific, historically constituted, ideological configuration. The 1980s witnessed the explosion of what is loosely called 'identity politics' and with it a crisis in the ideology. This book is the first to explicitly examine this.

With the emergence of new political assertions like feminism and Dalit politics on the one hand, and the rise of Hindu nationalism and other sectarian tendencies on the other. Nehruvian secular-nationalism revealed some of its deeply problematic features. Nigam argues that moments of crises have revealed tht its latent assumptions are fundamentally Hindu. Further, its quest for a homogeneous national culture has led it, like other universalisms, to privilege the dominant and marginalize minority cultures.

The book takes a closer look at the phenomenon of the 'opportunism' of minority cultures - in the Indian context, the Dalit and the Muslim - and suggests that this might be the consequence of nationalism itself, especially of postcolonial nationalisms. For it is nationalism, in fact, which produces the 'minority problem' in the first place.

Therefore, the book suggests that there is a need to think beyond the nation and conceive more modern political communities Lucid in its analysis with an originality that borders on the startling, this elegantly argued volume will appeal to teachers, students and academics of politics, history, and sociology; activists of anti communal as well as Left movements; besides an informed general audience.

About the Author :

Aditya Nigam is Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
Introduction1
1.Nationalism, Democracy, and the Postcolonial World36
2.National and Infranationalisms Secular-Nationalism comes Apart85
3.Antinomies of Secularism: The Indian Career of the Concept139
4.The Impossible Nation: The Modern 'Indian' Self in Search of History176
5.Secularism, Modernity, Nation : An Epistemology of the Dalit Critique222
6.Secularism the Marxist Way: 'High' Theory and 'Low' Practice258
Conclusion305
Bibliography328
Index343

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Testimonials

I’ve received my blue scarf and I am delighted. I am impressed by your professionalism. Thank you so much! I will place another order soon.
Celine, France
Received the consignment in time. Excellent service. I place on record your prompt service and excellent way the product was packed and sent. Kindly accept my appreciation and thanks for all those involved in this work. My prayers t the Almighty to continue the excellent service for the many more years to come. Long live EXOTIC INDIA and its employees
N.KALAICHELVAN, Tamil Nadu
A very thorough and beautiful website and webstore. I have tried for several years to get this Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course from Arshavidya and have been unable. Was so pleased to find it in your store!
George Marshall
A big fan of Exotic India. Have been for years and years. I am always certain to find exactly what I am looking for in your merchandise.
John Dash, western New York, USA
I just got my order and it’s exactly as I hoped it would be!
Nancy, USA.
It is amazing. I am really very very happy with your excellent service. I received the book today in an awesome condition. Thanks again.
Shambhu, New York.
Thank you for making available some many amazing literary works!
Parmanand Jagnandan, USA
I have been very happy with your service in selling Puranas. I have bought several in the past and am happy with the packaging and care you exhibit. Thank you for this Divine Service.
Raj, USA
Thank you very much! My grandpa received the book today and the smile you put on his face was priceless. He has been trying to order this book from other companies for months now. He only recently asked me for help and you have made this transaction so easy. My grandpa is so happy he wants to order two more copies. I am currently in the process of ordering 2 more.
Rinay, Australia
I would just let you know that today I received my order. It was packed so beautifully and what lovely service.
Caroline, Australia
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India